TEE center committee takes break while bribery allegations investigated

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 7:33 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 10:45 PM
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A recommendation on ending the Augusta Commission’s impasse on building a downtown trade, exhibit and event center won’t be ready in time for the Sept. 15 meeting.

The five-member committee formed last week and charged with formulating a proposal is on hiatus while the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigates bribery allegations involving a profits from a TEE center parking deck, according to Commissioner Joe Jackson, one of the committee members.

Attorney David W. Fry, 57, faces two counts of bribery and is accused of trying to persuade Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Mason and Commissioner Corey Johnson to change their votes by offering them positions in a parking deck management company.

The other committee members are Mr. Johnson, commissioners Joe Bowles and J.R. Hatney and Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

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The Big O
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The Big O 09/09/09 - 07:39 pm
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lol

lol

Taylor B
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Taylor B 09/09/09 - 08:24 pm
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I see these chickenpoop pro

I see these chickenpoop pro TEE folks are retracting their claws. If this TEE deal is so profitable for private interests they would go to jail for it, they can fund it fully and take their own risk.

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imdstuf 09/09/09 - 09:39 pm
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take a permanent break from

take a permanent break from the Tee Center idea.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 09/09/09 - 11:30 pm
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This is some stellar

This is some stellar reporting on the bribery Scandal by WRDW.. they are leaving every other media outlet in the dust on teh coverage of this. Finally reporters who ask tough questions.
http://wrdw.videogenesis.net/watch?v=5171&ref=quadiframe

LCC0256
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LCC0256 09/10/09 - 12:07 am
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Keep on this Hill Guy..you

Keep on this Hill Guy..you are doing a service to all in this community by educating those interested (which should be everyone) with truthful information.

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